Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: Judge tosses NM medical cannabis plant cap, Sessions fired & MA adult-use sales expected to start soon

A New Mexico judge strikes down the state’s cap on the number of plants medical marijuana producers can grow, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is fired, and a top cannabis regulator in Massachusetts says adult-use sales are expected to begin soon in the Bay State. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry […]

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Regulator: Massachusetts to begin recreational cannabis sales within two weeks

A top marijuana regulator in Massachusetts said adult-use sales are expected to begin within two weeks – four months after the targeted July 1 launch of the state’s recreational cannabis market. According to the Boston Business Journal, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Chairman Steve Hoffman said the state is in the process of giving the final […]

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Massachusetts OKs two cannabis testing labs, clearing way for adult-use sales

Massachusetts regulators on Thursday issued final licenses to two marijuana-testing laboratories, paving the way for the launch of the Bay State’s much-delayed recreational cannabis program. Rec sales are expected to begin within weeks. The market had been scheduled to launch July 1. According to MassLive.com, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission granted licenses to: MCR Labs […]

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Massachusetts cannabis regulator: Social consumption venues ‘years’ away

A member of Massachusetts’ marijuana regulatory agency predicted that social consumption businesses are “years” away from happening in the Bay State, even though a voter-approved ballot initiative legalizing recreational MJ in 2016 gave regulators the authority to license such venues. A provision in state law effectively kills any chance that social consumption businesses will be approved anytime […]

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MA cannabis business to use medical inventory to support recreational sales

A Massachusetts medical cannabis business that is close to receiving permission for recreational retail sales plans to pull product from its MMJ inventory to supply its recreational outlet, the Boston Business Journal reported. New England Treatment Access, one of only two businesses to receive a final recreational marijuana retail license from Massachusetts’ Cannabis Control Commission last […]

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Massachusetts gives final OK to first two recreational cannabis shops

Massachusetts regulators issued final licenses to two recreational marijuana shop operators, a move that puts the state closer to a much-delayed program launch. The Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday voted to issue the licenses to: Cultivate Holdings in Leicester. New England Treatment Access in Northampton. Both companies operate medical marijuana dispensaries in those municipalities and […]

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Vicious battle erupts over plans for $100M cannabis grow facility in Massachusetts

A Central Massachusetts farmer is embroiled in a bitter fight with the local community over plans to sell his property for construction of a $100 million marijuana cultivation facility. Nathan Benjamin Jr. lost his barn and winery, located in the town of Charlton, to a fire three years ago and has since turned to the cannabis […]

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Marijuana company Curaleaf looking for $4 billion valuation

Massachusetts-based Curaleaf, a vertically integrated cannabis company, is seeking a valuation of up to $4 billion. According to Bloomberg, the company entered into a reverse takeover when Canada’s Lead Ventures combined with PalliaTech in August and changed its name to Curaleaf. The company plans to offer subscription receipts – which can be exchanged for common […]

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Massachusetts credit union says it will serve recreational marijuana businesses

Recreational and medical marijuana businesses in Massachusetts can look forward to having access to banking services after a credit union announced it is willing to serve them. The GFA Federal Credit Union, a state-chartered institution with $500 million in assets, will begin accepting marijuana clients by Oct. 1, offering basic services that include cash management, […]

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Marijuana officials warn MA pesticide crackdown could stymie MMJ industry

Massachusetts medical marijuana industry officials cautioned that a crackdown by state regulators on their use of pesticides, including natural compounds used by the organic food industry, could hamstring cultivators and curb MMJ supplies. The Boston Globe reported that state health department inspectors shuttered Colorado-based medical cannabis firm Good Chemistry’s growing, processing and retail operations in Massachusetts […]

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MA attorney general reverses ruling that allowed cities to ban medical cannabis firms

Medical marijuana businesses in Massachusetts may have one fewer headache after state Attorney General Maura Healey reversed an earlier decision that allowed municipalities to prohibit MMJ dispensaries. Here are the basics behind the situation: According to CommonWealth magazine, Massachusetts passed a medical marijuana law in 2012 that included a provision prohibiting cities and towns from banning MMJ […]

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